IONIA MAGNESIA AD MEANDARUM SILVER TETRADRACHM

IONIA MAGNESIA AD MEANDARUM SILVER TETRADRACHM

Code: 10823

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Ionia Magnesia ad Meandarum Silver  Tetradrachm
Struck under the magistrate Erasippos, (155-145 BC).
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis facing right, bow and quiver over her shoulder.
Reverse: Apollo standing left, left arm resting on tripod, holding filleted laurel branch in his lowered right hand and leaning his left elbow on a tall tripod behind him, meander pattern below, MAGNETON to left, ERASIPPOS ARISTEOU, (Erasippos, son of Aristos,) to right, all within a laurel wreath. 
BMC.37 ; GCV.4485 ; SNG Delepierre 2642 ; SNG Lockett 2829
17.17grams, 34 mm in diameter.
A truly beautiful example of Ancient Greek portraiture, even the intricate detail of the pupil visible on the portrait, an excellent choice specimen, virtually as struck, on a large full round flan.